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MANILA, Philippines -– The Supreme Court (SC) en banc on Wednesday unanimously approved the guidelines for the release of the 2011 statements of assets, liabilities, and net worth (SALNs) of all the justices and judges of the Judiciary.
The Philippines has some 2,000 justices and judges.
"We will be providing you a copy as soon as the same has been promulgated," SC Acting Spokesman Atty. Maria Victoria Gleoresty Guerra told reporters in a press conference.
Guerra said that she would not want to speculate as to whether or not the peso or dollar accounts of the justices and judges were also included in their respective SALNs.
"For sure, the guidelines will be released tomorrow (Thursday)," Guerra said.
Guerra said that she could not provide any other details about the SALNS, except that, one had to fill up a request form in order to get a copy of the same.
All the SC magistrates earlier approved the release of the copy of their respective SALNs in accordance with the "principle of transparency".
They reversed and set aside the 1989 ruling of the SC which barred the release of the copy of the SALNs of the justices and judges in order that the same could not be used as harassment against them.